This week, Rebeca Francis, the nicknamed "Queen of the hunt ", has received death threats because of the photographs that she herself published on the internet, in which he poses smiling next to the corpse of his prey.
The controversy has not taken long to heat up social networks, where all kinds of responses have been seen. Actor and comedian Ricky Gervais has delivered some of the harshest and most sacred criticisms, managing to focus media attention on this controversial issue..
- Sport hunting or apology for murder?
- The controversy of Twitter.
- The comment immediately went viral.
- Shortly after, Rick posted a photo of Rebecca Francis posing next to the giraffe she had hunted..
- Then Ricky posted this photo followed by a sarcastic comment.
- Then he took a picture of himself and posted it too.
- Naturally, people on the internet were not very enthusiastic about the hunter, who again used the networks to declare that with his activity he was helping to preserve the environment. Ricky Gervais had an answer for that too.
- And to make it clearer, he added.
- Cornered, Rebecca Francis decided to defend herself using the sexism card, accusing Ricky Gervais of taking the opportunity to intimidate female hunters. Obviously the comedian also responded with an ironic tone.
- And continued declaring.
- And incidentally launched a couple of reflections of his own.
Sport hunting or apology for murder?
Hunting is an activity not without controversy, in which hunters and associations for the defense of animals do not find any type of agreement. On the one hand, hunting is considered a sport and as a general rule it can only be practiced in certain geographical areas and under a license granted by a government body. Hunters, companies and associations argue that they love nature and that their activity fosters the rural economy and natural spaces. On the other hand, the associations for animal rights distinguish the so-called "natural hunting ", which must be carried out with respect, in a lawful way and only for human consumption, and the misnamed "sport hunting ". The first is used to regulate certain populations of herbivores that without a natural predator grow uncontrollably. The second, on the other hand, is a fallacy that tries to disguise a cruel and senseless act of sporting activity simply because it involves movement. By that rule of three, collecting wild mushrooms or wild fruits, farming or housework should also be a sport..
When there are no overpopulation problems, the animal is in danger of extinction or is not going to be destined for human consumption, the prey is considered a trophy in itself. We are not talking about natural hunting, but about "sport hunting " or for fun. Killing an animal for the simple fact of having a fun day is cruel, especially when hunters show so little respect for their prey, as occurs in today's news..
The controversy of Twitter.
A week ago the actor, humorist and activist for animal rights Ricky Gervais, tweeted an image in which an anonymous hunter posed next to a poor dead giraffe.
Well done. He managed to crouch down at a peaceful 4.26 meter creature with his high velocity rifle. Very sporty everything.
Immediately the comment went viral.
My post about the giraffe hunter was seen by 27 million people on Twitter and Facebook in a single day. Keep up the good work. Everything helps ?
Shortly after, Rick posted a photo of Rebecca Francis posing next to the giraffe she had hunted..
What must have happened in your life for you to want to kill a beautiful animal and then pose by its side smiling? ",
Feeling attacked, Rebecca used social media to respond. She stated that he had killed her because "she was old and close to death," and the local tribes needed food..
Then Ricky posted this photo followed by a sarcastic comment.
After killing the giraffe to feed the poor inhabitants and as a token of the kindness of his heart, he killed them to make pudding "
Then he took a picture of himself and posted it too.
This "tofu with rice" was old and sad and he wanted me to kill it. Now i'll eat it.
Naturally, people on the internet were not very enthusiastic about the hunter, who again used the networks to declare that with his activity he was helping to preserve the environment. Ricky Gervais had an answer for that too.
Hunting trophies play no role in environmental conservation.
And to make it clearer, he added.
I want people to stop confusing hunting for food and hunting for emotions, fangs or any other species that hangs on their fucking wall ".
Cornered, Rebecca Francis decided to defend herself using the sexism card, accusing Ricky Gervais of taking the opportunity to intimidate female hunters. Obviously the comedian also responded with an ironic tone.
“I killed lions, giraffes and bears with guns and bows, posing with a smile. Why don't people love me? It must be that they are sexist ".
And continued declaring.
We must end the terrible sexism in the noble art of sport hunting. The men and women who practice it are equally vile and despicable.
And incidentally launched a couple of reflections of his own.
Sports hunters always claim that their family is everything to them. Elephants love their family too. My trophies are the memories of all the times that I did not kill a majestic endangered animal, without exception.
A conversation full of sarcasm and irony that has served to open a debate on hunting and respect for animal rights. And you, what do you think of all this?